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The MPhil in Screen Media and Cultures (which will re-launch as the MPhil in Film and Screen Studies in the 2016-17 academic year) is an interdisciplinary degree that offers a firm grounding in the theoretical discourses that shape the academic study of the moving image, but in an expansive context that privileges freedom and originality of inquiry. In the Michaelmas (autumn) term students follow a two-part core course that offers a series of rigorous and innovative encounters with major theoretical and methodological debates. In the Lent (spring) term students take two optional modules. Across these terms students participate in eight research seminars offered by visiting scholars. In the Easter (summer) term students work closely with supervisors to produce their dissertations. During this term students also enjoy the opportunity to present their research in progress in a professional context. 

Graduates of the MPhil frequently proceed to doctoral study, but also go on to work in the film and media industries, and numerous other fields.

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Screenings and Events

Picturing Austrian Cinema

27 September 2016

Vienna based directors, Ulrich Seidl and Anja Salomonowitz are to attend Picturing Austrian Cinema, a Cambridge Research Symposium to be held at St John's College, Cambridge 27-28 September 2016.

Twentieth Century Think Tank

2 April 2016

The Twentieth Century Think Tank offers broad coverage of 20th- and 21st-century topics in the history, philosophy and sociology of science, technology and medicine.

Reproduction on Film: Sex, Secrets and Lies

3 February 2016

A series of events between 3 February and 20 March 2016 at the Main Lecture Theatre, Old Divinity School.

Between Escapism and Strife

21 January 2016

Between Escapism and Strife: A Tribute to the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School. A series of events and screenings organised by Yaron Peleg celebrating the Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School.

External Events

Entering the ancient world through silent cinema

19 November 2015

Entering the ancient world through silent cinema: Free film screening and discussion Saturday 21 November 2015 14.00 - 18.00 The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way, London SE11 4TH. Final programme and tickets available here . The programme includes rare 35mm film from the British National Film Archive and digital copies of...

2015 World Picture Conference

13 November 2015

University of Toronto. Keynote Speakers: Christoph Menke (Goethe-Universitat, Frankfurt am Main) and Olivia Boudreau. The theme of this year's conference is "faculty". November 13 & 14, 2015.

Filming Antiquity Seminar Series

3 November 2015

The programme of events for a seminar series on Filming Antiquity at Unicersity College, London.